Jasper, 25" x 18", cut wool strips and yarn, hoooked and knitted on linen. Designed and created by Diane Krys, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2012.
I used to visit yarn stores with my knitting friends and count myself lucky that I didn’t knit. Freedom from temptation: I’m weak willed in the face of beautiful fiber. I imagined if I were an actual knitter immersed in shops full of seductive yarns that my brain would simply short circuit and I’d pass out. I’d wake up, broke and homeless, living in a soft cloud of hand-dyed luxury yarn down by the river. Well, I’m a knitter and a rug hooker now, and it’s all good. I still have a roof over my head, and a small soft cloud has settled in my home studio right next to my rug hooking stash.
To read more about how Diane has married wool and yarn into her delightful designs, please see the September/October 2012 issue of Rug Hooking magazine. To purchase a copy of this issue, please click here. To subscribe to Rug Hooking magazine, click here.